January 13, 2010

Wednesday, January 13

What wonderful weather we're having here right now. And we deserve it, after graciously accepting the below zero weather that's been the norm for several weeks now. The boys all took the cold snap great. We played lots of Wii and PS2. They hardly touched either all summer long, so they're getting their time in I guess.

Yesterday we went for a long walk on the bike path that's near our house. Zuri slept, I walked (w/ Zuri in the sling), Sage went by bicycle and Stone and Saylor both walked with me. Stone had his airsoft guns along, so we made plenty o stops to shoot various snow banks and water puddles.

Today, we took a short walk to the nearby park and met some friends there. The boys bicycled about a bit, and spent a little time on the playground, though it was pretty darn snowy all around. Still didn't keep my Sagey boy from keeping his shoes on, though. Something about being at the park, the shoes just gotta go for that kid. Stone, too, actually, but he kept his on today.

Saylor turned 11 on Monday. His Golden Birthday. Can't believe my guy is 11 already. I remember the day he was born. I remember vividly having tears in my eyes the day he turned 5, like it was such a milestone. And now, here we are, and he's 11. What happened? Life happened, I guess. He's a wonderful child, though he does like to annoy the piss out of his little brothers, with a special affinity for making Stone squeal any chance he gets. Yes, I know there's something awry, some need that he's trying his best to communicate to me, and I'm trying hard to see/find/understand it. Mostly, I just try to love the pieces out of him. Sure hope that's enough.

Life is good here for all of us. The winter is zooming right past, before we know it spring will be here. For today, I'm just trying to focus on my children and it feels really, really good. I'm Grateful and Loving What Is...